History is what builds us and heritage is what makes us who we are today. With a long line of history and heritage since the sultanate and colonial times, learning is made interesting, only in Selangor!
Here’s a list of the 3 best places to start learning about the History & Heritage of Selangor
At the top of the hill, with a great view of its coastline, lies Kota Melawati, an ancient fort built by the Malacca Sultanate during the early 16th century.
Kuala Selangor which eventually fell into hands of the Dutch in 1784, reinforced the fort with cannons and renamed it Fort Altingburg after Willem Arnold Alting, the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1780 to 1797.
Today, visitors can still see the fort’s ruins with its cannons, the legendary 100-step stairway, the Royal Mausoleum, the Virgin’s Tomb, the fabled execution slab and an observatory tower (baitulhilal) that was built for sighting the new moon.
Learn more about Selangor History & Heritage with Malawati Hill
Jugra, Kuala Langat
Bandar Palace Jugra belongs to Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah, the fifth Sultan of Selangor. He lived here for many years until his death in 1938. His grandson, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, who was the eight Sultan of Selangor, was born in the palace in 1926.
The double-storey structure has many rooms, including a royal bath (Kolam Mandi Diraja), throne room (Balai Rong Seri), banquet room (Kamar Santap Diraja), bedrooms (Kamar Beradu), audience halls (Balai Mengadap), verandah (Sotoh), kitchen (Dapur) and a “forbidden garden” (Taman Larangan).
Take a peek into the Royal Heritage of Selangor at Bandar Palace Jugra
Royal Klang Town
Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery was the brainchild of the Eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. Initially it was called “Muzium Kenangan” (Memorial Museum) and was built in 1988 at Jalan Kota, Kampung Jawa in Klang.
After H.R.H. Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah ascended the throne in 2001 as the Ninth Sultan of Selangor, he instructed that Sultan Suleiman Building which was built in 1909, be turned into the new Royal Gallery.
Learn more about the “Muzium Kenangan” or currently known as the Royal Gallery.
Times have passed, but our History & Heritage remains today. It is important for us to preserve what we have so that the future generation will have a glimpse of how our ancestors have walked the earth of our wonderful Selangor.